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Coasting : Issue 5 Nov 2009
13 www.coastingtoday.com.au Natural look spray tanning Professional result Perfect tan in 5 minutes Fast, safe and natural Spray Tanning - November Special 2 Tans for $60.00 To release your true beauty hidden within. Welcome to our sanctuary and escape the stresses of modern day living. As you enter our world you become the focus... Our expert therapists will personally tailor your care to suit your style with one goal... A8638398-5Nov COASTING HEALTH By DAVID STEWART Face the future NEW 3D imaging technology is giving local doctors a chance to peer into their patient's future to see what they might look like in old age as a smoker. And the early indications are that the software could prove to be a powerful tool in helping to convince smokers to quit the habit. A recent study of 304 Australian smokers -- conducted by Galaxy Research for Pfizer Australia -- found that 73 per cent of respondents said they would be likely to quit if they could see the damage to their face and skin over a lifetime of smoking. A quarter of those surveyed said they would be "highly likely" to quit. While the impacts of smoking on heart and lung function are cited so often that the message can sometimes become mere background noise to smokers, this software provides a stark reminder that smoking also yellows the fingers and teeth and causes premature wrinkles because nicotine constricts tiny capillaries that nourish the skin. Coasting's Heidi McDonald, 24, is a non- smoker who agreed to have her picture run through the imaging technology. "I was quite happy with the image of me at age 72 as a non-smoker," she said. "But the image of me as a smoker at age 72 was a bit scary. If I were a smoker and I saw that image, I honestly think I'd quit straight away." Heidi said the imaging technology was particularly effective because it was personal. "When you look at a cigarette pack and see those terrible images of diseased body parts, some smokers seem to just shrug it off as something that happens to somebody else. But when you see your own face, and the damage that smoking will cause, it's different." The Canadian-based firm that has pioneered the 3D imaging technology -- called April Age Progressing Software -- uses wrinkling and ageing algorithms and extensive published data on facial changes to calculate its altered images. The technology can also be used to calculate how a person might look if they put on excessive weight or have a high level of unprotected exposure to the sun. The software is now used in more than a dozen countries, and can be accessed online at www.age-me.com . Subject: Heidi McDonald. Age: 24 Occupation: Coasting client account manager Status: Non-smoker Heidi today. Heidi at age 72 as a non-smoker. Heidi at age 72 as a smoker.
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